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Answering Your Questions on Fire Damage Restoration

10/29/2020 (Permalink)

Handling Fire Losses In Cleveland, TN

We recently completed fire damage restoration on a home in Cleveland where a grease fire occurred. The homeowner mentioned that she wished she was more prepared for what to do after a fire. We wanted to provide some tips on how life will likely look after a fire occurs. 

#1: Contact your insurance company right away. If you have insurance on your property, you'll want to call them as soon as the fire is safely extinguished. Your insurance agent will recommend a fire damage restoration company. Or, if you have a company in mind, let your agent know that you want to work with the specific company. 

#2: Try not to touch anything until the damage is inspected by a licensed professional. You would be surprised how much soot travels and how much it can affect. The fire restoration company will take your belongings and professionally clean them.

#3: Decide if you should repair or demolish and rebuild. You will have to discuss with your family and adjuster whether or not the extent of the damage is repairable or not. The fire damage restoration company will give some guidance on how to handle this decision. 

#4: Hire the right contractor for the job. Make sure to do your research and hire a reputable company to complete the restoration.

Visit http://www.SERVPRObradleycounty.com/ for more information on how to handle a fire loss.

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